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Cary, IL  60013

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Product: Online Class

Turning Center Programming

  • Learn how to program one of the most popular type of metal-cutting CNC equipment!

  • Uses our proven key concepts approach

  • Eighteen activity-packed lessons

  • Narrated presentations with an easy-to-use media player

  • Mobile device friendly

  • Fly-in text boxes during presentations keep you on track

  • Printable reading material (over 200 pages)

  • Save-able reading material for for future reference

  • A test to take after each lesson - grading is automatic and immediate

  • Many lessons include a programming activity

  • On-going, self-paced course - enroll and begin at any time!

  • Take up to 60 days to finish

  • Personal assistance from your instructor, Mike Lynch

  • Silent version available for hearing impaired (or if your computer has no audio)

  • Includes certificate upon successful completion!

  • A great training value! Enroll today!

This course will help you master what it takes to program a CNC turning center at G code level.  We begin in a basic manner - assuming you have no previous CNC programming experience.  We do, however, assume you understand basic machining practices as they apply to turning centers.  At the very least, you should have completed the Turning Center Setup and Operation on-line class.  While we begin in a basic manner, we will continue to build upon previously presented information.  By the time you’re finished, you’ll know what it takes to program a turning center, and you will have worked on several practice programs.

There are six Key Concepts which are further divided into lessons:

Key Concept 1: Know your machine from a programmer's viewpoint

  • 1: Machine configurations

  • 2: Understanding turning center speeds and feeds

  • 3: Visualizing program execution

  • 4: Program zero and the rectangular coordinate system  

  • 5: Introduction to programming words

 

Key Concept 2: You must prepare to write programs

  • 6: Preparation steps for programming

 

Key Concept 3: Understand the motion types

  • 7: Programming the three most basic motion types

 

Key Concept 4: Know the compensation types

  • 8: Introduction to compensation

  • 9: Geometry and wear offsets

  • 10: Tool nose radius compensation

 

Key Concept 5: You must provide structure to your CNC programs

  • 11: Introduction to program structure

  • 12: Four types of program format

 

Key Concept 6: Special features that help with programming

  • 13: One-pass canned cycles

  • 14: G71 and G70 – rough turning and boring

  • 15: G72-G75 – other multiple repetitive cycles

  • 16: G76 – Threading multiple repetitive cycle

  • 17: Working with subprograms

  • 18: Other special features of programming

 

Each lesson includes a presentation, reading material (a portion of the manual), and a test that will be graded.  Many lessons include other assignments as well (coordinate sheet exercises and programming activities).  If you have questions during a lesson, answers are just an email away.

When you complete this class, you'll know what it takes to program a CNC turning center at G code level.  While you will still need hands-on practice with an actual machine (practice you'll get from your employer), you will understand the concepts needed program a machine.

Qualify for the student discount for NCPlot

NCPlot is a great tool path verification tool.  I use it to grade the programming activities done in this class.  If you register for this class, you'll be eligible to purchase NCPlot for the student price ($99.00). 

  • Get more information about NCPlot

 

Though it is not a requirement for taking this class, NCPlot is a very helpful programmer's tool.  With NCPlot, you will be able to see the tool path for programs you work on during this class.

Pricing:

OLC-TCP ~ Turning Center Programming On-Line Class ~ $179.00 

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